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Snowballs are recurring Objects and Items in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2][3][name references needed] They are mounds of snow that often appear as hazards, usually as rolling balls that run over Link. Occasionally they also appear as harmless objects that may conceal other objects or items.

Location and Uses

Majora's Mask

In Majora's Mask, Snowballs appear in the Snowhead region of Termina. They commonly appear as small mounds of snow on the ground, which can be destroyed and may be hiding items underneath, such as Hearts. During the winter, the Goron Elder can be found covered in a large Snowball on the surface of the lake leading to the Goron Village, and is frozen underneath. If he is ignored, his Snowball will continue to grow as the days pass.

Giant Snowballs also appear as hazards in Snowhead Mountain, which roll down from the mountain summit and attempt to crush Link as he is climbing the mountain. Wooden poles on the mountain path will block the path of some of the Snowballs, causing them to break away.

Four Swords Adventures

In Four Swords Adventures, Snowballs appear as hazards in the Frozen Hyrule stage. They either appear as rolling balls that move in a set path, or stand still until they are approached, when they will move after the Links, seemingly with minds of their own. They can be dispatched by using the Fire Rod.

Tri Force Heroes

In Tri Force Heroes, Snowballs are found in Snowball Ravine and the Ice Temple. They roll along a predetermined path, but they are so huge that it can sometimes be difficult to avoid them. However, they can be melted with the Fire Gloves to a fifth of their former size. They can then be evaded much more easily, or broken with the Sword or another fireball. Occasionally, instead of Snowballs, a Boulder will roll along the path instead, which cannot be melted or destroyed. Mounds of snow also appear, which can be broken with several hits of the Sword, or a single fireball. These may contain Hearts, Rupees, and sometimes blue Rats.

In the "Don't get hit by snowballs!" Drablands Challenge, Snowballs will repeatedly fall from the sky above throughout the entire Level. These Snowballs must be avoided, however there is no large penalty if the Links are hit by them, as they will only cause some damage.

Breath of the Wild

Snowballs appear in the Hebra regions. They can be pushed around and picked up by link. Rolling a snowball into a door is required in order to access two shrines in the region. Snowballs will begin to melt and get smaller if a fire is nearby.

Tears of the Kingdom

Other Appearances

The Faces of Evil

TFoE Snowball Sprite.png In The Faces of Evil, Snowballs appear as items Link can throw at fire-based enemies. Fire Dairas and Phyrandaiis can only be defeated by throwing a Snowball at them, as any other attack will have no effect on them. Link can obtain Snowballs by defeating certain enemies, usually Moblins and Abominoms, in Nortinka and Serigon Caves. Link can carry up to 99 of them.


ZW Nomenclature Asset.png Names in Other Regions ZW Nomenclature Asset 2.png
雪玉(ゆきだま) (Yukidama)Same as English.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
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See Also


  1. "Clear Out the Snowballs" — Vision (Majora's Mask 3D)
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — The Complete Official Guide, Piggyback Interactive Limited, pg. 332
  3. "Snowballs" — Inventory (The Faces of Evil)